WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan will lead the Wheeling-Charleston diocese after a scandal over the former bishop's sexual harassment of adults and lavish spending.
(RNS) — The appointment of women to the congregation is important because so far, progressive women have not been pleased with the pope's handling of women’s issues.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emanuela Orlandi's disappearance is one of Italy's most enduring mysteries, and the opening of the tombs at her family's request was the latest search for possible leads to fail.
(RNS) — The suggestion that 'ecology, economy, and politics' have nothing to do with the mission and mandate of the church is totally inconsistent with nearly 130 years of Catholic social doctrine.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a statement Tuesday that he was terminating his relationship with the Dignitatis Humanae Institute immediately.
(RNS) — Limiting ordination after marriage to 'mature men' will be portrayed as exceptional, but both traditionalists and progressives believe that it will spread to more and more situations.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — It is Pope Francis' latest gesture to show solidarity with asylum-seekers and those on society's margins.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The lawsuit being filed Tuesday seeks the release of 3,400 names of priests who were referred to the Vatican for "credible cases of abuse."
(RNS) — The Catholic hierarchy needs to take a few pointers from how modern corporations manage their staffs and push their products.
(RNS) — Six years after Pope Francis was elected, his proposals to reform the scandal-plagued Vatican Curia are ready to be released. Will they satisfy the critics of the Curia?
(RNS) — The pope emeritus' comments on sexual revolution are part of his campaign against theologians who, in his view, opened the floodgates to all sorts of sexual sins.
(AP) — The pope usually holds a ritual washing of the feet with prisoners on Holy Thursday, but has never performed such a show of deference to political leaders.
(AP) — His analysis was immediately criticized as 'catastrophically irresponsible' — a conflict with efforts by his successor, Pope Francis, to lead the church out of its crisis.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 'A living church can look back on history and acknowledge a fair share of male authoritarianism, domination, various forms of enslavement, abuse and sexist violence,' Francis said.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sentencing the most senior Catholic clergyman to be convicted of child sex abuse, the judge said Pell showed 'staggering arrogance.'